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‘Talk Radio Is Running America’

Poor Trent Lott. Comments by Republican senators on Thursday suggested that they were feeling the heat from conservative critics of the bill, who ob

trentlott021217.jpg Poor Trent Lott.

Comments by Republican senators on Thursday suggested that they were feeling the heat from conservative critics of the bill, who object to provisions offering legal status. The Republican whip, Trent Lott of Mississippi, who supports the bill, said: “Talk radio is running America. We have to deal with that problem.”

I see. A far-right senator believes the “problem” with the policy discourse is far-right radio for a far-right audience.

Keep in mind, this wasn’t a stray comment for Lott, who seems to have been thinking about this. The other day, the WaPo quoted Lott saying, “I’m sure senators on both sides of the aisle are being pounded by these talk-radio people who don’t even know what’s in the bill.”

You mean right-wing blowhards like Limbaugh can rile up a large audience based on nothing but demagoguery? And that conservative audience will bombard Hill offices with whatever they last heard on the radio?

Welcome to our world, Trent.

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